Hiram College has been named one of six schools in Ohio by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and has received classification for Elective Community Engagement.
This distinction was created in 2006 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to “address elements of institutional mission and distinctiveness that are not represented in the national data on colleges and universities,” according to the Carnegie Foundation website.
“Through a classification that acknowledges significant commitment to the demonstration of community engagement, the Foundation encourages colleges and universities to become more deeply engaged, to improve teaching and learning and to generate socially responsive knowledge to benefit communities,” said Carnegie Foundation President Anthony Bryk.
For the 2010 application process, 115 two-and-four year colleges and universities were selected for classification. Besides Hiram College, other Ohio colleges inducted include Denison University, John Carroll University, Miami University (Hamilton), Miami of Ohio and Oberlin College.
“We’re pleased to be honored nationally for the manner in which Hiram College is making a difference in our community, our state and in our country. This is another third-party endorsement of the educational experiences offered to Hiram students both in and outside of the classroom,” said Hiram College President Tom Chema.